Alice Eva was born on 27 December 1867, in Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, to parents, Stephen John Emptage, a Mariner age 30, and mother, Mary Strand aged 29.
At the age of four, Alice Eva was living with her parents and her three siblings, Stephen Frederick, Jessie Mary and Daisy Laura at 23, Ethelbert Road in Margate.
By 1881, Alice’s father, Stephen John had left behind his life as a mariner and was the licensed vctualler of the George Inn at 44, High Street, Margate. By then the family had three more mouths to feed with Dora, Herbert and Frank.
On the 8 October 1883, Alice Eva, two months short of her 16th birthday, married George Edmund Healy, a publican aged 21, at Holy Trinity Church in Margate.
Two years later, Alice Eva and George emigrated to America and settled in Cook County, Illinois and in 1886 Alice Eva gave birth to a son.
In 1891 tragedy struck the family remaining in England when Alice’s father, Stephen John died on the 24 August, in Margate, from chronic industrial hepatitis aged 54. Just nine days later, her brother, also named Stephen, a newsagent and tobacconist living in London, died on the 2 September from hepatitis and dropsy aged 28, leaving a 35 year old widow, Julia.
Alice Eva Healy nee Emptage died on the 27 1893 age 25 but the cause of Alice’s death is unknown. She is buried at Concordia Cemetery in Cook County, Illinois.